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shattered hopes washington gashes libyan rebels expectations of official recognition and seems in no hurry to give the opposition more money. nato planes colonel gadhafi is time is up and pledges to make him stop fighting but the libyan leader says foreign forces will never reach him. and the clock's ticking for the next winter olympics in russia with a thousand days to go the country is already warming up ahead of the grand kickoff .
ten pm in moscow i match reza good to have you with us here on r t our top story the u.s. has denied libyan rebels official recognition this after a visit to the white house by a senior member of the opposition council which is pushing for international support the libyan on boy he says the rebels are having trouble getting washington to release colonel gadhafi has frozen assets the u.s. had earlier promised to hand over some of the multi-billion dollar funds to aid the opposition anti-war activist john rispoli use that a revolution is doomed to failure when the government turns to western countries for help. the us are interested in stopping the revolution but not helping the revolution i think the intervention was meant to corrupt and control the revolution for us and not to do with any real life with a minority capacity to actually alter the situation in libya in the way that the news you know the egyptian revolution has been the object for the u.s. is to to keep the libyan rebels on a very short lead not to allow them any real independence or ptolemy. and to use
them for us foreign policy ends the rebels were naive if they ever believed that the west was going to have an open hand towards them but it was going to help them freely assist them in completing their revolution as soon as you start appealing to the imperial powers for assistance they are going to demand a price for that systems and it was always going to be the case the once the west intervened the logic which was running before that the people would see western intervention as a reason to support the guy for you who perhaps that absolutely no other reason to do so you can see you know the people who even the press the gadhafi regime detest the western intervention even more what is clear is that the west is now in gauged on regime change is no engaged on raids whose aim is to kill gadhafi that revolutions either succeed by mobilizing their own people against the hated and popular regime or they don't succeed at all there's no easy route to the revolution using the assistance of the western powers more nato air strikes the libyan capital
tripoli following a defiant broadcast from colonel gadhafi saying that he's beyond the coalition's reach washington insists us walk into in your words campaign in the country as long as the libyan leader attacks his own people artie's laura lister reports the motivation of the u.s. led alliance is also under scrutiny. for. several decades and for its leader it's still the question it's top of mind when it comes to the world's largest military alliance many people i think today wonder if at the end of the war why nato lo and behold reality is busier than ever. set up to counter perceived threats from the soviet union the north atlantic treaty organization has plowed ahead without an enemy after the end of the cold war. some folks that the alliance lost its reason to exist
instead what happened in fact and in violation of even the accords in the agreements at the time was nato aggressively expanded. and a larger alliance that once promised peace has instead pledged bombs in troops to afghanistan going on a decade and in its latest endeavor lobs air strikes into libya despite uniting a new strategic goals back in november libya has launched the allies it dischord some countries don't want to actually you know shoot ground targets some. air targets which are not. amidst the in-fighting it's unclear what motives are really behind the planes flying in the name of nato over the african country is that the personal aspirations of a leader france was among the first to push for intervention france will also get in on what i call the imperial condominiums a really kind of africa is it the showcase in a new arms race military buyers love to have weapons that are tested in war if your
weapon system does very well in the war you can count on sales going up in fact the only two planes now in contention for a ten billion dollar order of one hundred twenty six planes from india are the euro fighter typhoon and the french for a fell the very ones french and british allies have been flying over libya. is that the opportunity to oust the khadafi regime that is u.s. policy that often needs to go and prop up one more favorable to us foreign policy interests try to. cater. to it's exactly what's happening of course describe it as a humanitarian. intervention a so-called humanitarian intervention that critics argue was never warranted but which now may be cause. being a humanitarian crisis we didn't start a bloodbath but we are prolonging and perpetuating the suffering of civilians in
libya the suffering that is now washing up on the shores of nato allies i do boatload of refugees though the united states has seemingly stepped back from libya the us is the number one contributor to nato and therefore many would see the us really as being nato now this comes at a time when the conflict in libya on the ground more and more people are calling a stalemate and it's the allied end fighting as well as rising costs in every sense that fame question people have been asking for decades comes to mind after the end of the. yeah nato lauren lyster r.t. washington d.c. stay with us here on our t.v. still ahead this hour until the well runs dry out side but the way of india's bollywood capital thousands are caught in a daily struggle to find clean drinking water. and we bring you to the banks of the russian city on europe's largest river a find out how the waterway brings vitality both for the region's both tails and its economy stay with us that's coming your way. but before we get to that russians
are in high spirits with a thousand days to go before the next winter olympics come to sochi huge festivities are held across the country carbonating in concerts in the black sea resort city and in the capital moscow peter all over has been following the celebrations. there in russia everybody very excited about the twenty forty names that will be held in chief now we have seen events all around across russia celebrating not just. one thousand day milestone the the clock has now been ten don't insult she counting down to the opening ceremony that will take place in a few years time well it's also other events going on here in moscow large group of people on roller blades and roller skates taking part in a i one thousand meter fun race fun state i guess if you will around one of moscow's biggest hawks flying the flag for sochi twenty fourteen the moco two they've been braving which is
a terrible weather right here in the russian capital right now no course winter sports incredibly popular here in russia and russia has a great track record when it comes to the games however last time out in vancouver they didn't do too well resulted in a lot of changes really came to personality and organizing in training in order and getting people ready for the winter olympics those new people now in place will be looking to make the sochi twenty fourteen games the games where russia gets back on track and gets back winning at the gold medals that they came became so used to over the years but this russia put forward to the international olympic committee was quite an unusual pace it was something that impressed the judges start you say i resort town known as the the russian riviera down there it's more of a summer holiday destination however the mountains across napoleonic are perfect for winter sports and this is a lot of ice being passed on really putting the winter games into you what is a day when most tropical resort so there's a lot of work has to be done to make sure that sochi is ready because now here for
my colleague there is a lot he's in sochi about just how those preparations are coming along. with me construction cinci station was trying its final stage to. spent two years to wreck this joint structure like most of the venues here in sochi it's being built on schedule and what used to move. all the facilities here except maybe for the main olympic stadium well have to be completed by two thousand and twelve so that they can be used during test competitions. and massive construction effort was launched in two thousand and seven when sochi won't be a limp big bid believe to construction sites no consume more than half the region's sanand supplies over three hundred fifty thousand plants more than a did have thousand workers take part in the project three hundred of them are foreigners the burnoose decide stadiums and ice rings include routes tunnels
bridges together with new schools and hospitals they will leave a lasting legacy for this tropical black sea resort so there's great excitement and high hopes this of the russian city resting on the big event tonight you can see the preparations you were there the envelop the streets are cleaner and you feel more tourists will come the olympics will bring festive mood into town. and i think the medals will be i was and was this team will be formed better at home. pooler pier hair and snow leopard have been recently picked as the olympic mascots less than three years' time this dream team will greet the athletes and visitors of the two thousand and fourteen sochi winter games. one of the greatest sporting spectacles on the planet is just one thousand days away but if the children because vision is going to be as grand as russia imagines every minute down to earth completing the mammoth construction effort on time and in budget there is more
security. there we're hearing that the the work almost complete in some stages and certainly on track els everywhere else to make sure that in a thousand days time when the opening ceremony takes place in the olympic torch is lived in sochi but everything's ready for a fantastic winter games. shifting gears now while most people take clean water for granted for millions fighting it is in daily struggle in india's mumbai many local families lack an adequate water supply although they say some have enough to pour away or he's prettier sridhar found out how difficult the search for water can be even in a country's economic. mumbai india the financial center for one of the fastest growing economies in the world. and the heart of india's beloved bollywood film industry but beyond the glitz and glam there's another story playing out on the streets of india's most populous city. i.v. cup at six am and walk to a village that is one in half to get to book of soft drink in water. this is
shannon monica she's twelve years old and her life in mumbai literally revolves around finding water basically going it at the end i don't go to school because i have to work at home my mormon dad work as liberals and they have to go all out so i have to stay back and work at home from morning to evening in this slum it's actually more common to see a satellite dish bringing these people cable t.v. than it is to see a working tap to bring them water one point two million people in mumbai live in an authorised slums and aren't entitled to government services like water even after walking hours to get to a taf the water only runs at specific times for sometimes as little as ten minutes . while the people in the got community have managed to find a broken pipe in a gutter not far from their homes many indians are spending up to ten percent of their salaries to buy usable water water access isn't just
a problem that affects people living in the slums actually thirty five percent of households in mumbai receive less than the desired one hundred liters of water per person per day and many of those people live in middle class communities and. the want is money by housewife despite living in a more modern apartment so wants to has to schedule her day around when she can get water. we get water at four am for one and a half us since we just get it for just one and a half or we have to wake up early and get all our work done so want us to fill the . on her roof during the time the city gives her access to water and if she needs more than the chunk of water she's able to fill she's out of luck water is an issue that seems the best agri one here at five but there is one man that managed to escape the problem his name is look a somebody and he's worth twenty seven billion u.s. dollars and his house there are hydroponic hanging gardens swimming pool water and
he reportedly uses five hundred thousand years of water every month it's something that angered many media well most are used to seeing the great contrast between rich and poor on a daily basis they believe that it's access and waste that is unfair. the have come to give a monument on demand water collected from. if there is a shortage of filling to give him more. than him this on purpose to and for those who have no choice but to plan their day around water retrieval it's a painful reminder that even when it comes to basic necessities the wealthy elite still has the advantage. i feel bad in a house me get water for only one and a half was whereas they have enough water the hoarding even to waste it. a constant battle to meet their dealing needs preassure either r t mumbai indians who want to take a break from the t.v. there's always more videos on our website here's what's
a click away right now at r.t. dot com. u.s. congressman ron paul will be running for president in two thousand and twelve we explore whether the tea party candidate has a chance to lead america's top job. and it could be a smokescreen for trouble greenpeace activists warned moscow could once more be covered in smog in the just a week unless officials take spreaded wildfires seriously find out if russia faces a repeat of some of these devastating heat wave at r.t. dot com. at least three people have been killed as a roadside bomb hit a bus in eastern pakistan this a day after a taliban attack avenging osama bin laden's killing left eighty seven people dead islam by it has slammed the u.s. operation that killed bin laden our military contributor says washington should be more careful when planning the raid. nobody can be of the us administration unique capability to muddle the waters and bond over the message last week the u.s.
president obama deployed to top u.s. officials to negate the negative impact from the overkill verbosity of that has come from the white house first because u.s. attorney general eric holder who tried to change that perception about whether the direct orders for the u. the air raid wore to kill or capture and then as ministration dispatched the u.s. national security adviser thomas danny. both their best to cover political interference into a cold verts special forces missions and pakistan but inadvertently compromised the whole nature of the operate it was designed first and foremost as a political campaign not as of this special operation before the authorize somebody to step up and talk to media make sure that you get together all your national
security teams and delegate just one person who will have all necessary information and authority to speak on behalf of the u.s. president former belorussian presidential candidate has been sentenced to five years behind bars for organizing a mass protest in the capital minsk last year andrei sonic of pled not guilty and said the whole case was highly politicized last december opposition supporters held a thousand strong demonstration to protest what they called the rigged reelection of president alexander lukashenko young arrest was violently suppressed by riot police more than six hundred people were detained dozens injured by rubber bullets the e.u. strongly condemned the violence and impose sanctions on the president. europe's last dictator. coming up this hour a night to remember muscovite. it's off for cultural editing is the capitol's many museums and galleries opened their doors to all offering free and street the rise
of special exhibits. turning first to some other stories making headlines across the globe and you violence has flared in syria with three people reported killed near the city of homs this comes a day after authorities said they're ready for dialogue with the opposition international pressure is mounting on syria over brutal crackdowns on protesters with some eight hundred killed and more than a thousand arrested in two months the u.s. and have imposed sanctions on the country as washington is said to be considering declaring president assad's a living your rule illegitimate. egypt's former first lady said to be recovering after treatment for chest pain suzanne mubarak became ill after authorities ordered her to attention for fifteen days on charges of illegal acquisition of wealth the former president himself is also accused of illegally gains as well as ordering the deaths of anti regime protesters he's currently under detention at a military hospital. singer michel martelly has been sworn in as haiti's new
president the new leader faces the huge task of restoring the country after one of the deadliest earthquakes in history who also left hundreds of thousands without homes on friday police and protesters clashed outside the presidential palace as demonstrators marched carrying a fake coffin bearing the name of the outgoing president. u.s. middle east envoy senator george mitchell stepping down after two years on the job he's reportedly resigning for personal reasons this comes amid growing frustration at the talks between israel and palestinians accepting the resignation president obama called mitchell a tireless advocate for peace he also helped broker in a court of northern ireland in the late ninety's. we now invite you want to trip across russia but you don't have to pack your bags just join a close up team as we bring you the most exciting stories are rife in the world's biggest country.
today we continue exploring the volgograd a region in the south of russia it lies along the banks of the volga river the longest in europe but also gave the area its name the river played an important role in the life of the russian people and in known is known in the country's folklore as mother of older artie's tom barton explains why the giant waterway is so precious to the russian heart and economy. the mighty bold that runs deep in the ocean so it has provided inspiration for songs and poems just the country's main north south central and decades ago she was an ingenue it's connected to the don't refer to the west the intimate those states the full centuries people dreamt of connecting the two rivers now this canal is so she joins distance ceased again. vocal john canal is an engineering marvel within a day
a vessel can pass the canals thirty blocks ten million tons of shipping does so every year. another concrete giant is this finished fifty years ago it's the biggest hydroelectric plant in europe it cowers the local city of volgograd and sends lots more electricity to moscow the hydroelectric plant behind me is a potent example of how much the volga can provide but harnessing a revel like this isn't without its cost. fishermen who've been watching fish stocks for years they see the slow damage the downing of the river has done especially to russia's prized sturgeon a source of caviar worked on the president of the hydroelectric plant has done significant damage because it stopped fish swimming up the river to this morning grounds they turned back and start swimming downstream and now we don't know where they are. within a year all these houses were gone fall into the river. to pentagon how many of the
hydroelectric plants turbines are on the water level can change suddenly and dramatically too suddenly for the banks to absorb it plays havoc with the canal to . that's the city little we can only let three ships we have enough water for last year the water level dropped because of this hydroelectric plant and it caused big problems we could only look through small ships off half loaded ones. control of the river flow by the plant has made building the boulders for the plane more attractive serious floods are less likely but the water that is put into the drains is taken away from the fish that need it the supply when people started building on the floodplain the places where the fish pond then flood anymore most of the spawning grounds are now grand and now at last the voice of the voters of color g. might start being heard after fifty years of damage the plant may change its regime to release water for the river spent if it not trust it so. the first time in fifty
years the rules will contain a point on maintaining biodiversity in the river we still have a chance to bring the boulder back to life meaning that the mighty volga is treated with the respect it deserves tom barton. and new here on our team more than half a million muscovites expected to spend saturday and i in a museum wrong here is our gathering in front of galleries taking part in the yearly museum to take advantage of free entry gardens catarina. if you have a track of sponsoring a night at the track of galloway that here is go chance russia museum swing open the doors and out we'll charge a one night only in celebration all these national museum day all the official
museum days make a team but most local already has decided to switch the local advance to the week counting in the hope of attracting more visitors tools all through their gates as it's here at the set it's in the park and saw the most i'll just buy the weather as it really leaves up to our expectations it was raging on such a date over half a million people still are expected to try a taste of most of culture by night by organizing the savant russian museums are trying to overcome their reputation for being will be too uptight exhibition was sent to me closely guarded by these even soccer we're known for posing in business sometimes for example for clothes tending to close to works of art so in these states parts venues are doing been little than just standing there opening hours through the night i said it's in a museum where i am now apart from posting sixteen different at submissions that is also going to have a concert for those keen on music because several other good news across the c.t.a.
feature music abounds today and even churches up to spacing in today's events some of them overnight workshops for the church for example well the geography of the museum night covers all districts of russia among others the tragical gallery has been using before you know its block history museum contemporary art such a that's the name justin bieber told all my worse know people call. today's night would be a garage a set of a separate culture. rated by the usual there are several likes of the shows that are on display at the moment alternative question was almost this is one of them a displacement his struck by sean. in the soviet union shop it called the collapse of the u.s. the start of the rival of losses in the united states are the minute is another exhibition on display there it be just a lever to actually living here and rob new york together they capture the trauma
speeds and energy of new york overall best hundred feet of t.v. museums on this night and if you're wondering how i know they're going to be getting around all of them go for a nice. several well paying it was a terrorist and i don't plan your day with. three buses will go to great museums which is the basic in tonight's events that is the museum nights being held in the russian capital. and more bring you more on the cultural life of the capital as our moscow team visits some weird and wonderful displays in the city's modern art galleries coming your way in a few minutes before that i'll be back with a recap of our top stories don't go away.
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